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QuestBridge National College Match 2012-2013

rainydays05rainydays05 Posts: 119Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2013 in Questbridge Programs
This thread will hopefully help all finalists and prospective applicants. Instead of posting multiple separate threads, we can start asking questions and sharing concerns here to keep things organized.

Juniors this year can refer to QuestBridge's official site to learn more about this program that rewards four-year scholarships to high achieving, low-income students. You can also use it to apply RD.

http://questbridge.org

So... is anyone dreading this wait? I need to get my mind off of it and shake off my senioritis while I'm at it:P
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  • suluclacdnasuluclacdna Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    I wonder if Hurricane Sandy deadline extensions will delay applicants' finding out whether they got in through the NCM for those who applied past the Nov. 1st deadline... I applied to UChicago and Yale a few days late (Nov. 3rd?) because of it.
  • Jphu8414Jphu8414 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    Can't wait till Nov 30th
    Crossing my fingers!
  • rainydays05rainydays05 Posts: 119Registered User Junior Member
    @suluclacdna, since we haven't received any emails from QB, I think we'll get the match results by November 30 regardless of whether we turned materials in after November 1.
  • suluclacdnasuluclacdna Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    @rainydays05: Good point. I guess that ultimately, we'll have to wait and see, though.
  • rainydays05rainydays05 Posts: 119Registered User Junior Member
    Very true. Has anyone been contacted to get an interview by schools that normally conduct them?
  • suluclacdnasuluclacdna Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    @rainydays05: What do you mean? If you mean QB schools, then yes: I applied to both UChicago and Yale, and both have contacted me (within about a week of submitting my applications) about interviews.
  • smardiesmardie Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    What if we haven't been contacted for an interview yet? Are we then not being considered for a Match by colleges?
  • rainydays05rainydays05 Posts: 119Registered User Junior Member
    I haven't been contacted by an interviewer, but I think I know why. According to Yale:

    "Alumni interviews are conducted by committees linked to specific high schools. Either your school is not covered by an interviewing committee, or the home address you provided suggests that you are not currently living in the area of your high school of record."

    I commute a long distance to attend my school, so I'm probably not on a list sent out to alumni in my high school area. For other kids and other schools, I'm assuming there aren't enough alumni to conduct interviews. I wouldn't worry about it, and you're still in the running.
  • suluclacdnasuluclacdna Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    @smardie: Definitely not! Most (QB Partner) colleges only suggest interviews. I think you have to ask schools on a case-by-case basis whether they require them, though, and what to do if you can't meet, etc. I wouldn't worry about it.

    @rainydays05: I think that reasoning is sound.
  • tkdtn50tkdtn50 Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    so I was curious.... if any one could help me understand.
    I know all of you are doing this for the first time, but some of you guys might know.
    I have sent my applications to Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, USC, U-Penn, and Emory. Emory didn't require me to do common app, so I only sent my financial files that they asked for. For other schools, I did common app (in exception of Princeton, which had its own online app) and sent financial requirements also. It's been about 2 weeks and only Princeton, U-Penn, and Stanford emailed me about "app status checking." The three other schools didn't email me yet. . . And when I log into the common app, 4 schools (No Princeton/Emory) downloaded solely my application and teacher's/counselor's rec, but not the supplement. Is this the same for you guys? They also don't want me to email them to ask whether my application is received.....:(
  • whiteout13whiteout13 Posts: 136Registered User Junior Member
    i didnt get anything yet from the college i applied to, and it didnt require common app either. i only sent the QB app and the CSS profile
  • StavthemavStavthemav Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    can someone please answer this
    Where should we list finalist status in our common app?
    Under academic honors?
    Thanks
  • rainydays05rainydays05 Posts: 119Registered User Junior Member
    That's where I listed mine. I put it down as an award of national recognition.
  • whiteout13whiteout13 Posts: 136Registered User Junior Member
    Did any of you rank Brown, and if so, did you hear anything from them yet? Even a thanks for applying email or about setting up a Brown web account?? Early Decision applicants get web accounts but idk if QB applicants do!?
  • suluclacdnasuluclacdna Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    @Stavthemav: I didn't have room for it there, so I just included it in the "Additional Info" section.
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